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DOT Special Permit Packaging
DOT Special Permit Packaging
The table below lists the known packaging's that can be used to package specific hazardous materials that UPS requires to be in DOT Special Permit packaging. You may find other acceptable Special Permit packages offered by your hazardous materials packaging professional. Be sure that the packaging's you purchase are approved by the DOT and are covered under a current Special Permit.

Exemption Number
Applicable UPS Modes
Classes/Divisions*
Manufacturer
DOT-SP-8249
Ground or passenger aircraft
Division 4.1, 4.3, 5.1**, 5.2**, 6.1
Class 3, 8, or 9
LPS Industries
1-800-275-6577
DOT-SP-9168
Ground or passenger aircraft
Division 4.1, 4.3, 5.1**, 5.2**, 6.1
Class 3, 8, or 9
All-Pak, Inc.
1-800-413-8867
DOT-SP-10672
Ground or passenger aircraft
Division 4.1, 4.3, 5.1**, 5.2**, 6.1
Class 3, 8, or 9
Burlington Packaging
1-800-797-4118
DOT-SP-10962
Ground or passenger aircraft
Division 4.1, 4.3, 5.1**, 5.2**, 6.1
Class 3, 8 or 9 
International Compliance Center
1-716-283-0002
DOT-SP-10977
Ground or passenger aircraft
Division 4.1, 4.3, 5.1**, 5.2**, 6.1
Class 3, 8 or 9
Federal Industries Corp.
(612) 476-1500
DOT-SP-11248
Ground or passenger aircraft
Division 4.1, 4.3, 5.1**, 5.2**, 6.1
Class 3, 8 or 9
HazMatPac, Inc.
1-800-923-9123
DOT-SP-13355
Ground or passenger aircraft
Division 4.1, 4.3, 5.1**, 5.2**, 6.1
Class 3, 8, or 9
HAZPlus
1-866-596-6786
*Division 6.1 packages must be prepared without hazard labels.
**Division 5.1 and 5.2 materials are accepted in Ground Service only.

You must use the Special Permit package corresponding to the class of hazardous material authorized by the Special Permit. The manufacturer's instructions for assembly must be followed completely. This includes using only components that are specifically designed as part of the Special Permit packaging system.

The package must be stamped by the manufacturer with "DOT - SP" followed by the Special Permit number on the side of the carton. The "DOT - SP" number must also appear on the UPS Shipping Paper and the Shipper's Certification indicating that the Special Permit applies to this specific shipment of hazardous material.

Finally, UPS requires that a copy of the written DOT Special Permit be placed on the package in a re-sealable pouch.

If "yes" appears in the "Ground Shipments - DOT Special Permit or 173.13" or the "Air Shipments - DOT Special Permit or 173.13" columns the package must conform to the applicable DOT Special Permit or 173.13.

If you have any questions about shipping hazardous materials with UPS, please call the UPS Hazardous Materials Support Center 1-800-554-9964.


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